Southend Dog Crawl — Club Fetch to The Unknown Brewing Co.

Thursday evening was a blast! Basil is still recovering from the huge amount of friends and fun that happened during this months historic southend dog crawl. Hosted by the fabulous Club Fetch and sponsored by The Canine Cafe and The Unknown Brewing Co. Charlotte area pet parents gathered at Club Fetch and then made our way a mile down the road to The Unknown Brewing Co. The Canine Cafe provided dog food samples, puppy treats, and even a dog friendly birthday cake to celebrate the birthday of The Unknown Brewing Co.’s brew dog, Patton. New friends were made, butts were sniffed, and a good time was had by all! Basil can’t wait until the next dog crawl!Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBCHistoric Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC
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Thank Dog its Friday! Thanks again to Blaire, Jackson, and Julia at Club Fetch for this amazing event. Also, thanks to The Canine Cafe for the treats and The Unknown Brewing Co. for letting us take over your brew house for a couple of hours! If you are in the Charlotte area, go check out all these local businesses. Shop small!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Basil’s Favorite Things — BlogPaws

Happy Friday everyone! Today is the first day in over a week that I have been able to sit down and collect my thoughts. Once we got back from BlogPaws on Monday my in-laws came into town. For Basil it was a never ending vacation! Now that the house is empty Basil has been in bed, catching up on sleep, all day.

For day’s Basil’s Favorite Things I thought I would share my favorite photos from BlogPaws. It was 4 days of fun, sun, and networking. We can’t wait until next year in Nashville, Tennessee. Thanks again to everyone we met and all the connections we made. Also, a big thank you to The Westin Lake Las Vegas. They made us beyond comfortable and I know Basil, Nate, and I will for sure be back.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABasilpaddleboardBasilandFlowersBasilandTheWestin

Enjoy your weekend!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

More Love, Less Hate!

This is the story from last Friday, Basil’s favorite BlogPaws day.

Friday was the day of new friends, famous and otherwise. We got to met Tillman, the skateboarding English bulldog as well as Manny the frenchie, of Instagram stardom. This day was only made better by the meeting of a new (“average joe”) friend, Jake. Basil and Jake Blogpaws 2014

We met Jake, a 10 month old pit bull terrier/mastiff mix at a social networking event at BlogPaws. The event was full of people, dogs, food, and drinks. The whole thing was centered around a off leash dog park. The dogs could “mingle” while the people could also mingle.

We got our snacks and starting searching the area for a shady space with friends and chairs. Basil, Nate, and I rounded a corner and found what we were in search of. A few people had also found this little oasis and were grouped together on the lawn. I spotted a set of chairs free next to a women and her dog, Jake. We quickly move to meet them and have a seat.

Basil and Jake hit it off almost instantly! They shared the same high level of energy and love of laying in the cool grass. Jake’s mom and I chatted while these two “wild bucks” ran circles around us and each other. I learned that they were at the conference working for the sponsored PetSmart booth and was giving out information about their pet adoption program.

We talked and they played and I started to notice something. Some people (This was not everybody! Just a few!) were making an extra large arch when passing the two hooligans. I found that strange because usually no one can avoid Basil cuteness/charm. I mentioned this to Jakes mom and she told me that she has come a crossed a few people in her short time with Jake that said they didn’t want their dog around Jake because he is a ” big, scary pit bull.” Now I can understand being worried for your dogs safety and looking out for warning signs, that is just being a good pet parent, but just to make a judgement solely based on the dogs breed is not cool.

This is breed discrimination and unfortunately it is a big problem. The idea that some dogs are just “born bad” is wrong. All dogs are born good and can be taught to be a good dog or a bad dog. Any dog, not just pit bulls, can be aggressive and can attack. I found a great website called Check out all the information that can be found over there. It really did open up my eyes to how bad this problem really is.

So, next time you see a pit bull walking down the road, on a leash of course, with that goofy smile and not a care in the world, maybe stop and talk to the owner. Ask if you can say hello and give the pup some love. I can tell you that Jake was just a love-bug. His smile was  contagious and he was as sweet as can be with Basil.

We had a blast at BlogPaws and we wanted to thank everyone that we met while we were there! I’ll be posting a lot more photos soon so make sure to check back.

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil


Basil’s Favorite Things — Dogs on Instagram

Happy Friday Basil fans! For today’s Basil’s Favorite Things we are going to be talking about our favorite dogs on Instagram! I love Instagram and use it everyday. If you aren’t follower us yet, make sure to click here, Basil on Instagram. Our account is full of silliness, selfies, and very fat cats. You will not be disappointed! Promise!

Other than the cuteness overload that is Basil on Instagram, there are a million other accounts full of some amazingly photogenic dogs and cats. Here are a few of Basil and my favorite Instagram famous (and real famous) dogs. You’re welcome!





To find more adorable K9’s try searching Instagram with the hashtag #BostonTerriersofInstagram.

Make sure to check back daily this weekend for Basil takes Asheville part 2! I’ll be posting from the road all weekend. Its going to be adorable! Also, don’t miss Monday’s Reading with Abbey & Basil when we review How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity. We will be trying to apply some of the tips and tricks for turning Willow FC into the next Grumpy Cat! Don’t miss it!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

I wish the world was flat like the old days…

Then I could travel just by folding a map… No more airplanes, or speed trains, or freeways… There would be not distance that could hold us back – Death Cab for Cutie564096_10150656732046868_1210395296_n

TDIF! Thank dog its Friday! Well, we made it! Its finally Friday! After a busy week it feels pretty good to see the weekend right around the corner. I think what really pushed me forward this week is the thought of our upcoming trip to Las Vegas. Basil, Nate and I are getting pretty excited and trying to wrap up all our travel arrangements. For the last couple of weeks I have been doing some serious research regarding what the best “airline approved” pet carrier is. After reading like a hundred blogs and probably even more reviews, I decided on the SturdiBag. I ordered it with some pretty high hopes so, fingers crossed!

Not only have I found the right carrier for Basil but I also stumbled upon so many amazing pet products this week, its insane! Most were found from probably one of my favorite websites out there right now, Dog Milk.

If you aren’t familiar with Dog Milk, they are a blog type website that posts about anything and everything that a modern dog may need. I find myself on the Dog Milk web page everyday so yesterday when I noticed their Travel tab, I almost lost it! How have I never seen this before? Modern dog travel accessories?! Yes please!

Here are just a small amount of  my new favorite, super hip dog products. I highly recommend you head over to Dog Milk yourself and find some of your favorites. Your dog will thank you!

SniffingButt Dog Bone Brewery: Beer Grain Based Dog Treats


Cloud7 for Tumi 


FYI: Basil’s Travels is not sponsored by any of these companies. We just love them and want to get the word out! Shop local, shop small!

Have an amazing weekend everyone! Until next time!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

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